Yrneh Gabon Brown and I collaborated on this outdoor mural for the show, Recovery Justice; Being Well at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus, across from Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport (March - July 2021).
Throughout a year of suffering and isolation caused by the pandemic, One Mask, One Love, One Heart focuses on the idea of “oneness.” Despite the separation of humans, these portraits bring light to the unity and togetherness of people no matter the distance. Specifically documenting the community of artists of 18th Street Arts Center, this photomontage reflects on how artwork and human compassion can be a strong force towards social change.
Special thanks to the participants: Luciana Abait, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Michael Ano, Jeff Beall, M Susan Broussard, Henriette Brouwers, Yrneh Gabon Brown, Frida Cano, Gregg Chadwick, Sara Daleiden, Alexandra Dillon, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Susie McKay Krieser, Dan Kwong, John Malpede, Ameeta Nanji, Lionel Popkin, Elham Sagharchi, Sultan Sharrief, Susan Suntree, Dan S. Wang, Ni’Ja Whitson, Joan Wulf, and Sue Bell Yank.
Thank you to the city of Santa Monica's Art in Recovery generous grant for this public mural.